A few weeks ago Thai Kitchen sent me a few products to try. One of the products was their Sweet Red Chili Sauce and I knew I had to make Bang Bang Chicken. If you are a Pinterest user, I am sure you have seen Bang Bang Chicken several times. What I could gather is it is a combination of red chili sauce and mayo. Sounds weird but is utterly delicious. I didn't want to fry the chicken to keep it a little healthier so I used my old stand by baked chicken nuggets recipe and it turned out great!
I served the chicken over a bed of the Thai Kitchen's Jasmine Rice which I love since it cooks up so quickly! Along with the Bang Bang Chicken I quickly whipped up some roasted green beans with the Sweet Ginger Garlic seasoning. These were absolutely delicious as well and took about a minute to prepare. Let's do it to it.
How Sweet It Is. Give each nugget a "spritz" as she says, of cooking spray. Yes, I understand that it looks like I'm drenching them but you try to take a picture while "spritzing" a chicken nugget left handed. Just try. Okay, sorry I blew up. Pop these little guys in the oven.
Now, to work on the sauce. It could not be easier. Add some mayo, I used light mayo.Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce.
That is it! Packed with serious flavor yet healthy and delicious!
Baked Bang Bang Chicken
2 bone-less skinless chicken breasts, cuts into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 cups all-pupose flour
1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup light mayo
1/2 Sweet Red Chili Sauce
Add the chicken and buttermilk in a large bowl, cover and place in the fridge for about 2 hours or so.
When the chicken is marinating, combine the flour, Panko, garlic salt, paprika and black pepper on a large plate. Give it a good stir.
Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil and place a wire cooling rack on top of that.
Set up an assembly line with the chicken, egg then flour mixture at the end. Take each piece of chicken and coat it in the egg, flour mixture, egg and back in the flour mixture. Give it a little pat so the breading sticks. Place the breaded nuggets on the cooling rack and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in the oven for 7-8 minutes. After that time, remove from the oven, flip the nuggets over and spray again with the cooking spray. Bake for an additional 7-8 minutes.
While the chicken is baking, prepare your rice (if serving over rice) and combine the mayo and Sweet Red Chili Sauce.
When the nuggets are cooked, lay on a bed of Jasmine Rice and drizzle with the Bang-Bang Sauce.
Recipe adapted from: How Sweet It Is
Sweet Ginger Garlic Green Beans
1 bunch of green beans (3 cups or so)
1 tablespoon canola or olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons Sweet Ginger Garlic Seasoning
Cut the ends of of the beans and wash. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with the seasoning.
Lay on a tin foil lined baking sheet and bake at 450 for 7-8 minutes. After that time, give them a good toss and place back in the oven for 7-8 minutes again.
Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz
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